Ahmed Ateyya


Ahmed Ateyya is a journalist at Al Shorouk Al Gadeed, a widely distributed national Egyptian newspaper. He is the recipient of the 2011 Special Reporting Award of Dubai Press Club.

Ateyya has worked as a freelance producer and scriptwriter for several documentaries for Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera International, and BBC Arabia. He took part in scriptwriting "Al Tahrir 2011," a feature documentary about the 18-day sit-in in Tahrir Square. The film received the 2011 UNESCO award and was officially selected in film festivals in Toronto, Vienna Film Festival, and Abu Dhabi.

He is also the co-founder of Wojood Media Production, a small media production company that has had Amnesty International, BBC Arabia, and the Embassy of Hungary in Cairo among its clients list.